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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Anthony Hopkins

Definitely one of my dad's fave actors

Anthony Hopkins
Birth name: Philip Anthony Hopkins
DOB: Dec. 31, 1937
Where: West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Height: 5'8''

-Hair often slicked back
-Frequently plays very restrained British characters, such as The Remains of the Day (1993) and Shadowlands (1993)

The Remains of the Day. Hopkins playing a butler; often considered a highly stereotypical role of British people in movies


-Plays real-life characters, such as William Bligh (The Bounty), Adolf Hitler (The Bunker), Richard Bruno Hauptmann (The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case), Richard Nixon (Nixon)
-Deep, smooth voice
-Works frequently with David Attenborough
-Best known role: Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter in Silence of the Lambs

-He is proud of the improvisational work he did for the role of Hannibal Lecter, such as the unnerving effect he had on Jodie Foster when he mocked her West Virginia accent, the disturbing slurping sound he made, and mentioning the word "chianti" when he mentioned eating someone

-Awarded the Commander of the Order of the Briitsh Empire in 1987
-Beat an addiction to alcoholism in 1975
-Excellent piano player
-Served in the British National Service as a Royal Artillery man
-Turned down the role of Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins (2005), which ended up going to Michael Caine
-His original career plan was to become a world renowned pianist

Known For
A Flea in Her Ear
-Etienne Pluchex
The Lion in Winter
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
-Bruno Richard Hauptmann
A Bridge Too Far
-Lt. Col. Frost
The Elephant Man
-Frederick Treves
The Bunker
-Adolf Hitler
The Good Father
-Bill Hooper
Silence of the Lambs
-Dr. Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter
-Ian McCandless
-Professor Abraham Van Helsing
-Jack Lewis
The Remains of the Day
-James Stevens
Legends of the Fall
-Col. William Ludlow
The Edge
-Charles Morse
The Mask of Zorro
-Don Diego de la Vega
Meet Joe Black
-William Parrish
-Hannibal Lecter
Red Dragon
-Hannibal Lecter

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